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BeReal wants to be the social media app for you be real. But how can we try authenticity when our lives have been carefully manicured on platforms like Instagram? After gaining popularity in the United States this spring, the French platform currently ranks #1 on the App Store’s “Top Free Apps” chart, billing itself as the “simplest photo-sharing app to share your photos once a day.” real life in photo.” This means that the app is harassing users to post a raw photo at a randomly chosen time every day. If a user posts a photo late, their photo will be marked as such, practically eliminating the opportunity to create a mise-en-scene and cute fit. Photos taken with the app use both the front and rear cameras, so friends can see both you and your surroundings at the time and react/comment accordingly.
In recent days, BeReal memes have spread to the corners of Twitter, where clever tweets imagine what Margaret Thatcher or Drake’s BeReal of the Day might look like. Some think a Thatcher picture would be set in the depths of hell, while Drake memes are him making duckfaces in a Hot Wheels themed bedroom. Want to see the memes for yourself? Below we have compiled our favorites.